Issues: Internet Governance
We support the interests of Internet infrastructure providers in the multi-stakeholder Internet governance model.
Since its early days, the Internet has been governed on a collaborative basis, with constituents sharing ideas and debating best practices. Internet governance has become more complex as it’s grown, but it still follows a collaborative “multi-stakeholder model” where consensus includes representatives from governments, businesses, civil society groups, individuals, and more.
We make sure our members are informed about what is happening in Internet governance, and that our members’ concerns are addressed, especially in multi-stakeholder forums like the meetings of ICANN (a not-for-profit partnership that represents the multiple stakeholders that make up Internet governance).
The i2Coalition ICANN Working Group analyses complicated and technical Internet governance issues and provide members information they need to form an informed stance on each issue. The Committee then decides on a position on these issues and coordinates i2Coalition engagement with the multi-stakeholder communities that manage the root and other global functions of the Internet.
The i2Coalition ICANN Committee represents the industry when ICANN brings together the multi-stakeholder community at ICANN’s three yearly meetings and beyond.
Recent Updates On Internet Governance
US Government To Transition Key Technical Functions
The following is a post from Michele Neylon of Blacknight Solutions, an i2Coalition member. A lot of Internet Governance isn’t “sexy” or “exciting”. A lot of it is meetings, conference calls and emails discussing quite abstract concepts. However, from time to time, there are big historic events that capture the world’s attention. Last Friday evening […]
i2Coalition Urges for Multi-Stakeholder Process in WSIS Review
i2Coalition is one of 10 global organizations that recently petitioned the co-facilitators of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to keep Internet policy negotiations open and collaborative for the 10-year review.
i2Coalition on the Global Stage
In the first 16 months since the launch of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition), we established ourselves as the leading public policy voice for the Internet infrastructure community in Washington, D.C. While our success within the United States has been important, as a group we have determined that to truly help the Internet grow and […]
A Look Back at 2013
We’ve made great strides internationally supporting a multistakeholder process in Internet governance and establishing the i2Coalition as a global advocate for the Internet infrastructure industry.
Shaping the Future of Internet Governance
Supporting a multistakeholder process to determine Internet governance is a top priority for the i2Coalition and over the past year, we’ve taken an active role in advancing our position within the international community.
Why the i2Coalition is Attending the WTO Ministerial Conference
The following is a guest post by Perry Robinson of Rackspace. In less than a week, the Ninth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference will commence in Bali, Indonesia and I’ll be attending to proudly represent the i2Coalition. The Ministerial Conference is the highest supervisory authority of the WTO and meets every two years to unite […]